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Tucker also said that while UPS found the flash drive containing his
damning Hunter Biden documents, he still believes that someone purposely
tried to steal the docs.
Updated Oct. 30, 2020 10:15AM ET / Published Oct. 29, 2020 10:22PM ET
Fox News host Tucker Carlson, who has obsessively covered Hunter Bidens
emails since the story exploded in conservative media earlier this month,
suddenly said on Thursday night that he didnt want to be involved with
piling on Democratic presidential nominee Joe Bidens son.
In recent weeks, following the New York Post reporting on unverified
material purportedly obtained from a laptop belonging to Hunter Biden,
Carlson has been at the forefront of Fox News coverage of the story while
accusing the Bidens of corruption.
This includes an exclusive interview with Tony Bobulinski, a former
associate of Hunters who claims Joe Biden is lying about having no
involvement in his sons Chinese business deals. Numerous outlets,
including Fox News news division, have reported that a review of
corporate records and documents provided by Bobulinski reveals no role
for Joe Biden.
Carlson, meanwhile, dropped a curious story on Wednesday night apparently
introducing a whole new twist in the saga. Hinting at a nefarious plot by
Deep State actors, the Fox News star told viewers that damning Hunter
Biden documents that were shipped to him had vanished, adding that it
was deeply concerning that such a thing could happen to a trove of
materials that are directly relevant to the presidential campaign thats
six days away. Later that evening, he told a reporter that someones
reading our texts, implying that he was being spied upon.
By Thursday morning, despite the missing documents being found by shipping
company UPS, Carlson continued to hint at malfeasance on the part of
unnamed operatives who didnt want the Biden documents to come out.
After admitting that he had made copies of the documents before they were
shipped out, Carlson continued in his conspiratorial vein on Thursday
night, questioning UPS explanation that the contents of the packagea
flash drive containing documentshad been found on Monday night after
suffering a rather mundane mishap in which they came out of the package
How did our flash drive get separated from the package that we sent it
in? Carlson wondered aloud. That seems like something worth knowing. The
envelope was securely sealed, and we know that. UPS does not dispute that.
Was a package torn open accidentally by a machine? That seems unlikely and
UPS says that almost never happens.
So we are left with the obvious explanation: someone for some reason
opened our package and removed a flash drive containing documents that
were damaging to the Biden family, he added. We would love to know who
would do that and why.
But then Carlson suddenly took a step back, noting that they were still
assessing the documents in question, which he maintained had been
verified to be real and did not come from Bobulinski. He went on to
claim that he has received an awful lot of documents about Hunter Biden
recently but has not aired many of them, insisting he has tried to stick
to material involving his business dealings that could relate to his
There are a lot of documents about Hunter Bidens personal life that we
havent brought to you and we are not going to and we will tell you why,
he said, noting the obvious reason that Hunter is not running for
But Hunter Biden is a fallen man at this point, Carlson stated, adding
that he once knew the younger Biden well.
I never thought Hunter Biden was a bad person, he concluded. I thought
he had demons but in the time I knew him he kept them mostly under
control. At some point, he lost control of those demons and the world
knows that now. He's now humiliated and alone. Probably too strong to say
we feel sorry for Hunter Biden, but the point is pounding on a man,
jumping on, and piling on when he's already down is something we don't
want to be involved in.
Interestingly enough, just a couple of hours before Carlsons broadcast,
NBC News reported that a 64-page dossier alleging a complex conspiracy
involving Hunter Biden and China was actually authored by a fake persona.
The fake intelligence document, which had been floating around the far-
right web for a month before the New York Post published a controversial
article echoing those conspiracy theories, was eventually disseminated by
close associates of the president.